Last night we arrived at our booked accommodation to find that they had given our room to someone else and cancelled our reservation.
This has never happened to me before and I’m no stranger to travelling. We protested and they put us in a dingy old box with no window and a leaky roof. It was absolutely disgusting.
They promised that it would only be for one night and that the next day they would put us in a ‘very very nice room’ at midday. Given that the room they gave us that night was described the same way, we didn’t have our hopes up. The next day comes around and we meet them at midday but turns out that they can’t show us the room because the previous guest took the key and they only have one so can’t access the room. I was livid. They had fucked us around so much and this pushed me over the edge. We argued with them and then eventually decided that this shithole wasn’t worth the trouble and left to find alternate accommodation.
Mum linked me a place that she had stayed in in the past which was literally next door but when we went to book, they had just given out the last room. This was a wee bit stressful but we remembered a hostel that we had come across last night when we were searching for other options. Luckily there were 2 dorm beds left so we booked there and went straight away.
The hostel is Mojo Nomad Central and oh my goodness it is a god send! Such clean facilities, comfortable and tidy. A really welcome change. More pricey but 100% worth it. Hong Kong is bloody expensive and you just have to bite the bullet sometimes for a clean and comfortable sleep.
The name of the shitty rundown place is Strawberry Guest House, and the company that runs it is the Toronto Motel Group. Don’t book with any of their guest houses or hostels. They are the shittiest places I have ever seen and the worst customer experience I have ever come across.